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that is really offensive. >> a crime on a local college campus so offensive many students didn't want to talk about it. a health alert. at $6.99 and right on your spice rack, see how nutmeg is a drug of choice among kids. we take you on location to the new transformers' movie filming right here in town. police have a person of interest tonight after a disgusting crime unnerved a local college campus. >> it took place inside the library at montgomery college. no charges have been filed and students on campus are on edge and we have to warn you. the details of the assault may not be appropriate for children to hear.
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>> i mean, that's really offensive. i don't know what else to tell you. >> reporter: offensive and shocking that a man allegedly exposed himself and ejaculated on the arm of a female student as she studied in the school library. >> that's scary. i guess start studying at home. >> you never want to hear or read reports like this. >> reporter: it happened saturday afternoon. the victim reported the crime right away. >> she contacted our library employee and she asked the library employee to call 911 and the security office. >> reporter: they chased the suspect across campus but got away. this prompted them to review the security measures on campus. there was video of the suspect. that helped them get details of the suspect and his car. >> that's terrible. we were talking about this earlier in work and it was just terrible to hear about this sort
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of thing at the school. >> my first reaction was i guess it's 2010 and this is what they do nowadays. >> reporter: police were able to get dna evidence from the victim. she told investigators she did not know the suspect. in tacoma park, an degree degree kwra -- andrea mccarren. >> this is not the first time they've been investigating a case involving a semen attack. has some mad bomber been playing mind game withes the new york city police? they're finding 12 pounds of military grade explosives dug up by a caretaker at a manhattan cemetery. they were stuffed in a plastic bag and find nearby, a kreupic message left by someone. written on the sidewalk down the street here apparently in chalk is a statement that says i
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really hope one of you find this. >> police are investigating whether the message in the chalk is connected to the explosives. get this, the bag full of c-4 was discovered last year. the cemetery caretaker simply left it around on the property. maybe he didn't realize what it was. it was this past weekend another worker found it and that worker called the cops. a man is in jail accused of trying to shoot his neighbor. police say 31-year-old la von pointer opened fire on his neighbor's house. two people were inside the house at the time and one of them was hit in the ankle. pointer is charged with three counts and being held without bond. voter this is maryland will head to the poles to pick the new governor. the top two candidates faced off in a debate you saw on 9 news now. martin o'malley squaring off
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with bob ehrlich in their first debate. the tone, heated and personal. the men took swipes at each other over everything from negative ads and attacks. >> i know you do this thing and talk about working families and all that. working families have been hammered over the past four years. sales tax increase, community colleges are getting hurt and furloughs are aggressive. >> i have an obligation to make sure the public understands notwithstanding the former governor's fantasy world because he didn't raise taxes. he raised property taxes and college tuition by 40% and tolls and the like. >> thursday at noon, they go toe to toe once again. this time it will be at the washington post and we will air that entire debate on 9 news now and www.wusa9.com and yours truly will serve as one of the panelists. >> should be interesting. tomorrow is the last day to register to vote if you plan on casting a ballot november 2nd.
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the deadline, 5:00 p.m. you can register to vote at any dmv or the local registrar's office. if you're not 18 yet but will be by election day, go ahead and register. for more stories, go to www.wusa9.com and find your community in our where you live section. keep up with what's happening in your neighborhood. if you have a story or news tip, we want to hear it. contact us and be part of the wusa 9 team. if you were anywhere near the transformer film set today, you learned there's much more to movie making than meets the eye. >> the crew soaked up four hours that might last about four seconds. she gives us a play-by-play. >> reporter: five in the evening and families are milling about where word is the transformers are coming. >> it's a great movie. just wanted to bring the kids out and let them see some of it. >> reporter: some packed picnics and others bring chairs and kids are happy columbus day
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gives mom and dad the day off. >> he'll love the cars for sure. >> bumblebee. . >> reporter: as the sun starts to set and glimpses of the studs can be seen, many watched the lights watch the camera but not a lot of action. >> all you see is one. >> reporter: maybe that's because this scene in the movie is pretty boring. >> i guess they're plotting an attack on d.c. and overlooking d.c. to plan the attack. >> reporter: by 8:00 they moved back up to the parking lot and many people are leaving disappointed at no celebrity sightings. >> we didn't see too much or recognize anything. >> i'm more for the good guys so i wish i would have seen them. >> reporter: just as the moon casts its magic a new cast member glimpse exiting the parking lot. could it be mega trbgstron?
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it provides enough excitement for some to say it was worth waiting four hours. >> yeah, it was pretty cool. >> reporter: as for the short scene they just saw, to be determined on july 1, 2011. brittany morehouse, 9 news now. >> a whole lot of rumors circulating about the truck. we have the street closings posted on the web site. no movie will be shooting any scenes any time soon in d.c. police have suspended all movie filming on closed streets until they can review safety procedures. that comes after an accident on the set of transformers 3 down on the national mall this afternoon. a fan caught the whole thing on tape. it happened during a chase scene. you see the famous yellow camaro into a police crew responding to
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a call. as it cut through the set, it collided with the car. the driver of the stunt car was uninjured but the officer was hurt and had to go to the hospital. >> we were going out and the cop didn't know they were filming and they came and flipped out in the road and there was a police car. >> the accident happened in an area that had been quartered off for the movie. police are telling us they are allowed to use closed street this is case of an emergency. . doctors are testing a human epl pwraoe yachtic -- this is the first time this controversial treatment has been used on a human in a government approved study. the procedure took place at the shepard center in atlanta. the stem cell drug is being inspected within the spine within two weeks to see if it helps nerves regenerate. the scientist who designed it has been waiting to see this moment for years. >> this clinical trial is a
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historic moment. it reflects a change in spinal cord injury research as we move from the bench to the bedside. any benefit to the patient population will be a home run. >> so the main goal of this early study is to see if the treatment is safe. doctors should know within a week or one to two months if it's restoring function to the patient. the company behind the drug will be testing it on ten patients over the next two years. a record 68 degrees and mild in the morning. a light chance of a sprinkler or shower. 58 to 68. i wouldn't worry about the umbrella but the sunglasses. we'll come back and talk about whether or not the day ends in a thunderstorm and when our temperature correction will occur. still ahead, a new warning for parents. >> it made me very delirious. >> at just $6.99 and easily
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available, kids are now turning to nutmeg to get high. >> it's a health alert. the $6.99 high. that's coming up. i'm bob ehrlich. i'm not the kind of guy who likes to hang on the sidelines. today maryland's in trouble. we're worse off than we were four years ago: dangerous debt, higher taxes, not enough jobs. we need real leadership to turn this state around. fix the budget -- honestly. grow small businesses -- really. excellent schools -- everywhere. protect the bay -- finally. it's why i'm running -- to make the state we love not just good, but great. now let's get down to work. me and the boys earn rewards just for everyday banking. like getting money from the drive thru.
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and taking out cash at the bank. paying our bills online earns us rewards. now send. we even earn rewards just for swiping our debit cards. it's new checking with rewards at capital one banks all over the dc area. what's in your wallet? in tonight's health alert, it may be one of the more expensive spices in your pantry.
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it costs $6.99. however, it's a cheap high for many kids. anita is in the nine news now kitchen with this one. >> reporter: we're talking about nutmeg. who doesn't have this in their pantry or spice rack? it's completely safe when used appropriately in cooking and baking, but it could be an easy and tempting high for some teenagers. >> i laughed a lot and every line was funny. >> reporter: this is youtube video of a teen on a nutmeg high. >> very large amounts, it can be hallucinate. >> reporter: this man we'll call alex. he's tried the spice. >> the first time i used it, i felt very da leer yous. >> reporter: it contains a
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compound -- it can give your child a marijuana like buzz and in some cases act like a hallucinogen. >> i've done it with a kid before back in the day when he started coming off of it and he felt really, really incredibly depressed and wanted to kill himself. >> reporter: they report other side effects, too. >> difficulty in urination. panic to some degree and dry mouth, dizziness. >> reporter: despite the side effects, the internet is loaded with teenagers experimenting with nutmeg. many say it takes hours to get the high but first you have to get it down. >> it is really disgusting. like i've never tasted anything more disgusting. it's definitely not worth it. >> reporter: alex no longer uses nutmeg and felt it was important to talk with us and warn other kids to stay away.
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he also has a warning for parents who like we had no idea this was possible. kids can see it as an introdestruct reu drug. >> has it ever killed anybody? >> in this case we're hearing none directly. no deaths directly linked to nutmeg. he was talking about the buddy who was having suicidal thoughts when he was coming out of the high. this is serious stuff. no studies have been done on humans about nutmeg abuse but done this on lab animals. tomorrow morning at 6:12 we'll talk about the long term effects on them. another reason to take it serious. >> i can only imagine they're not good. thank you so much, anita. you send your kid to college, spend a fortune on tuition, books, what do they do? they spend their time trying to get in the book of world records. they were trying to set a record
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for knockout. apparently a sort of basketball shootout game and we're told, unofficially, they did smash the old record. they got 167 people to play. >> they'll be able to say remember when we did that? >> they'll have it in the book to prove it. >> a big congratulations to the university of maryland marching band. they will soon be coming to a tv near you. >> that is the band performing their version of the theme song to hawaii five-o. that's been a staple for marching bands forever. to promote the new version of hawaii five-o, the producers held a nationwide contest and they announced the tinker tonight. it was the terps. there was some joy tonight. >> yes, there is. >> the marching band will get
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$25,000 and an opportunity for their video to be played on cbs sometime this fall. that is the greatest tv theme song ever of all times. an all new late joy with david letterman is next. >> we have the top ten brett favre excuses. part of my addition for jack as 3-d. number nine, i was dehydrated. number eight, an autograph seemed so impersonal. >> see, i told you kind of funny. also on the show, jim parsons from big bang theory. the weather, can we keep it going? >> we could but then we'd have seasonal problems. >> what problem would that be? >> that would be all kind of problems. we'll ease into fall and not going to go diving into winter
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yet. we'll have a temperature correction. here's the forecast for the next three days. 88 today and 80 tomorrow. plenty warm and a slight chance of a shower or a thunderstorm. they'll be few and far between. cooler and dry wednesday and back in the mid-60s. tweak the temperature down a little bit and on thursday some showers and light rain possible. temperatures will struggle to get to 60 because of the northeast wind. we'll break down tomorrow. again, i would bring the shade. we have a couple drops here but not a completely cloudy day. mild start, 65. 78 by lunchtime and 80 by evening with a slight chance of a shower or thunderstorm. now for tonight, mostly cloudy skies and mild and low temperatures 56 to 64. winds westerly at 10. let me show you the titan. if you were walking the dog and saw lightning to the east, there was one monster storm that exited prince georgia county.
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look at most of the activity is to the north of us and by and large where it will stay over the next 24 hours. back to the computer we go. we'll talk about the morning. a slight chance of showers. 50s and 60s and wind north, northwest at 10 to 15 and a chance of a shower or thunderstorm in. they'll be isolated few and far between. high temperatures around 80, which is warm. wind out of the north at 10. tomorrow's high is only 80 and have a chance of tieing that. satellite picture, we'll zoom in to this action up in pennsylvania and parts of ohio. this is where the frontal boundary is. some of these were he havy storms with the loaner storm that broke apart to the south of us and across into the delmarva. some of the showers could sneak into parts of the viewing area by morning and mr. bernstein will be here at 4:25 in the morning. next 7 days, 80 tomorrow and
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maybe a shower. cooler wednesday and thursday but dry wednesday. light rain or showers thursday. upper 60s or mid-60s wednesday sounds cool but that's not far from the average. showers should get out of here friday morning and set the stage for a nice friday night for high school football. you may need a sweatshirt and 64 saturday and expect to see you out at the dog park. 10:30 walk time and 9:30 check in. look at redskin day. 70 with sunshine and temperatures in the 70s during kickoff. >> lots of pink as october is breast cancer awareness month. tyson's galleria was no exception where they held a special shopping event benefitting susan g. komen for the cure. pink cup cakes, cute waiters serving chocolate covered strawberries. they created a special blouse for the occasion and i would have picked one up for you but i
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didn't know your size. you could do that pink. >> did you just call yourself a really cute waiter? >> no, there were really cute waiters with strawberry. >> oh, i thought you were serving. i would second that. >> i got to taste them. i didn't serve them. it was a nice event. >> you could have brought a strawberry. >> we'll talk hockey and i'm tempted to refer to alex ovechkin as the ovulator but i don't think he or anyone else would like that. >> i can safely say that will never stick. in case you forgot over the summer how great he is, he reminded us tonight. plus the on side kick that did not have the intended affect. 9 sports will wipe your memory of derek's declaration next.
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woman 1 sync: i knew what bob ehrlich did as governor. man 1 sync: raised my property taxes 60 percent. woman 2 sync: let utilities hike our rates 72 percent. woman 1 sync: but i didn't know what he's done since he got fired as governor. man 2: ehrlich's raked in millions. man 3: he worked for a wall street bank that took 10 billion dollars from the bailout. woman 3: 10 billion of our money. woman 4: our money. woman 5 sync: and he worked for another bank that collapsed. man 4: costing tax payers 17 million. anncr: tell bob ehrlich big banks don't need help. middle class marylanders do.
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looks like it's bumper to bumper on the interstate. i gotta get to cleveland! remove your belt, your watch, your shoes. i wonder what gas costs today. seven dollars for a pillow! an extra bag costs what? i hate traffic! ♪
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well, anybody can get you a base hit. if you need a walk off home run in the bottom of the 9th of a tied game, you want a-rod or pujols at the plate. like wise, anybody can skoal you a goal but you want alex ovechkin with the puck. ovechkin wasn't really having a great game. he got called for three penalties and two shots and minus one on the score sheet and he wasn't happy about it at all. game tied at 1 and this was a gorgeous feed. game would go to overtime tied at 2. under a minute left in the overtime and ovechkin locks in carrying the puck across the line and uses the defensemen as the screen. ball game right there.
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third goal in three games. nice recovery by the great 8. >> go ask him how he played. he'll tell you not so good. he got the overtime goal and that's what super stars do. >> in deed, it is. redskin fans spent today celebrating. donovan mcnabb spent it icing himself. that's what happens when you get sacked five times and knocked down a dozen more. i'm sure he would say the pain was worth the outcome. redskins somehow overcame a 10.4th quarter deficit to beat the packers and send a big thank you card to the defense who held aaron rodgers and company to 13 points. suddenly the defense has gone from iffy to spiffy? >> the object is not to give up points. if you don't give up points you can bend and don't break. they understand we've done good things but they understand we
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need to get better. >> good news on the injury front. both starting tackles trent williams and jamal brown had mrii's and both clean and should play. devon thomas is now carolina's problem. he was cut saturday and claimed off waivers from the panthers and they will assume his contract. bobby cox has managed the braves for 25 seasons and won 14 division titles and a world series and ejected from 158 games. pretty amazing run, which ended tonight. game four of the nlds. atlanta actually led this game until the 7th. cody ross knocks it through the hole and buster posey scores, 3-2 giants. melky cabrera and a glorious baseball career comes to an end. college football news.
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d.c. native marvin austin dismissed from the north carolina football team today for accepting illegal benefits from an agent. he was one of the top defensive prospects in the country. experts say he may still go in the first round. finally, texas tech tried an on side kick against baylor saturday. you know it needs to travel 10 yards. this one traveled about 8, at which baylor said i'll take that and ran it in for a 38-yard touchdown. i do not believe that's what they had in mind when they called that. >> that is the on side kick nightmare every special team's coach has. >> we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] washington, d.c.
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i'm not the kind of guy who likes to hang on the sidelines. today maryland's in trouble. we're worse off than we were four years ago: dangerous debt, higher taxes, not enough jobs. we need real leadership to turn this state around. fix the budget -- honestly. grow small businesses -- really. excellent schools -- everywhere. protect the bay -- finally. it's why i'm running -- to make the state we love not just good, but great. now let's get down to work. a heads up tomorrow for federal workers. the u.s. department of ing agriculture animal and plant
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health inspection building closed tomorrow because of a small electrical fire that broke out over the weekend. we don't if it will reopen for wednesday but enjoy the day off if that's where you work. >> that's 9 news for tonight. thanks for staying up with us. >> we're always on at www.wusa9.com. letterman is up next. have a great night. >> so, ah, your seat good?
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